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Edes: Sox top prospect Owens has tall task

Henry Owens' debut tonight in the Bronx brings back memories of Billy Rohr's magnificent debut back in 1967, Gordon Edes writes.

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Ray Rice: 'I'm a rehabilitated man' (0:49)
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LeBron questionable for Team USA (1:44)
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42mMichael DiRocco

Jags GM: Banned Blackmon unlikely to return

GM David Caldwell said Tuesday the Jaguars have had no contact with Justin Blackmon and believe it is unlikely the former first-round pick will play in the NFL again.

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Sports Matter: Episode 1 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods (4:00)
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Cole talks proposing to Brandon Crawford's sister (1:46)
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4hKC Joyner

Fantasy Football: The 'No Respect' Team

What proven performers are not getting the respect they deserve in fantasy football ahead of the 2015 season? KC Joyner identifies five, including New York Giants QB Eli Manning.

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30 for 30 Shorts: Brave in the Attempt (23:42)
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Franklin: 'Excited' for season (3:01)
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AL wild-card predictions (1:07)
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7hRyan McGee

Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Watkins Glen

The guy who finished 42nd is No. 1. The driver who finished first at Pocono on Sunday? He's just fifth. How does that work? It's a whole different calculus to put Kevin Harvick on top in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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8hGerry Hamilton

Five summer recruiting trends

Here are five trends to watch with national signing day for the Class of 2016 seven months away.

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OTD: Watch Ryan pummel Ventura
MLB 

On Aug. 4, 1993, Nolan Ryan showed why, even at 46 years old, it was never smart to test the flamethrower. Just ask then 26-year-old Robin Ventura.

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MLB 

Clowney's dad charged with attempted murder
NFL 

Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney's father has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for a shooting at a bar in Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill Police Department Capt. Mark Bollinger said David Morgan also was charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Story

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NFL 

Kobe: This could be my last season
NBA 

"I try to strip it down to the simplest form. Either I like playing some more or I don't. But I think that decision needs to be made after the season. It's hard to make a decision like that before the season." (via Yahoo! Sports)

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NBA 

Baseball's rain delay shenanigans
MLB 

Human bowling. Giant slip and slides. Bill Murray running across the tarp. If you can dream it, it can be done during a rain delay.

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MLB 

Mayweather confirms fight vs. Berto
Boxing 

Floyd Mayweather took to Instagram to officially announce he will fight Andre Berto on Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It marks Mayweather's first fight since May 2, when he beat Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision. The fight will be shown on Showtime PPV.

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Boxing 

Lions want contracts with Levy, Ngata

GM Martin Mayhew is in the process of negotiating contract extentions with the agents for LB DeAndre Levy and DT Haloti Ngata. "Defensive linemen, offensive linemen play a little bit longer than corners and receivers," Mayhew said. Talks ongoing

Raptors debut northern-themed look

Uni Watch's Paul Lukas says that the Raptors' new uniforms are a small upgrade over the team's previous set, and look better and better if you compare them to what the Clippers and Hawks recently unveiled. See their grade

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Saints going run-heavy? Not so fast
NFL 

Field Yates, relaying his discussion with an NFL source: "He said, 'No, this is Sean Payton. They're going to throw the ball first.' ... He expects CJ Spiller to have somewhere in the vicinity of 80 catches, or 100 targets."

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Players impersonating their coaches
College Football 

Players for Urban Meyer, James Franklin and Jim Harbaugh had a little fun at their coaches' expense.

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College Football 

Buckeyes scared silly in prank

A week after someone posed as a mannequin and scared QB Cardale Jones, the team was at it again with another straight-to-YouTube release. And, like all sequels, things get a little more racy. Locker room antics 2.0

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Bayern Munich advances to Audi Cup final
Soccer 

Bayern Munich blanked AC Milan 3-0 at the Allianz Arena, led by goals by Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze and Juan Bernat. Bayern will face Real Madrid in the final.

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Soccer 

Dave Dombrowski out as Tigers' GM

Assistant GM Al Avila was promoted to executive VP of baseball operations and GM today, taking over for the released Dombrowski, who took over in 2002. Under Dombrowski, the Tigers reached the playoffs five times, winning two AL pennants.

Rollins hopes for a happy homecoming

Jimmy Rollins makes his return to Philadelphia tonight when the Dodgers take on the Phillies at 7:05 p.m. ET. What does Rollins expect? "Hopefully, four hits and a win."

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Hernandez lawyers want evidence out

Aaron Hernandez's lawyers are requesting that judges throw out evidence seized from an SUV authorities say Hernandez was in when he allegedly fatally shot two men over a spilled drink because a man whose statements police relied on to get a search warrant failed a lie-detector test.

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Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Dave Dombrowski's teams just finished 1st in 4 straight seasons. Before that the #Tigers had finished 1st 4 times in previous 65 seasons

Judge won't seal Brady transcripts
NFL 

The documents in Tom Brady's appeal will not be filed under seal, which means the transcript of Brady's appeal hearing will be made public, according to ESPN sources and media reports.

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